The biggest biographies collection, in English

Biography of Philippe Quinault (1635-1688)

French dramatist, born in Paris in 1635 and died in 1688. Modest social origin, his father, Baker, placed him as a servant of the poet Tristan l´Hermite, who stunned by the skills of Quinault was responsible for their education. In 1660 married the widow of a wealthy merchant, allowing him to buy the office of valet of the King and then that of auditor on the Court of Auditors. He was a member of the Académie Française from 1670. The two spent last years of his life retired from public life due to a moral crisis.

Clustered around Thomas Corneille, inspired this some of its parts. Began with the comedy Les rival (rivals, 1653). He wrote "Italian" works, such as L´amant indiscrets (indiscreet lover, 1654), which continues to Barbieri; tragedies, which include Fedra, La mort de Cyrus (1656), Le feint Alcibiade (the false Alcibiades, 1658), Agrippa (Agrippa, 1662), Astrate, the King of Tyr (1664); and indubitably Les coups d´amour et de fortune (sets of love and Fortune).

From 1672, worked in collaboration with the musician Jean Baptiste Lully , for which he wrote numerous libretti, including: Cadmus et Hermione (Cadmus and Hermione, 1673), Alceste ou le triomphe d´Alcide (Alceste or the triumph of Alcides, 1681), Le triomphe de l´amour (the triumph of love, 1681), Phaeton (1683) and Amadis de Gaule (1684), Armide (Armida1686).

Share this Biography

What do you think about this article? Share your opinion with us

Our friends websites